A prolific solo career began in her teens with a benchmark recital at the Wigmore Hall in 1982, of which the London Times wrote: “She outclassed many an operatic rival.” Since then, Kim has performed at leading musical festivals around the globe, including private events at the White House as soloist and chamber musician with many of the great European Orchestras and pre-eminent conductors.
Kim was a founding member of Queens of the Night quartet and the Fidelio wind ensemble in Geneva. She was a regular guest artist with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society from 1993 to 2005 and has collaborated with the Guarneri quartet, the Ensemble Contrechamps, as well as Menahem Pressler, Richard Tognetti, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, David Schiffrin, Joseph Silverstein, Maurice Bourgue,and many other leading musicians.
Kim spent a decade in leading orchestras of Europe and has also free-lanced as guest principal bassoon with Montreal Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, l’Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, and l’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne under the batons of: Leonard Bernstein, Armin Jordan, Antal Dorati, Sir George Solti, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Richard Hickox, Lorin Maazel, Ivan Fischer and many other illustrious conductors.
With 30 years experience conducting Wind Serenades (Mozart, Strauss, Dvorak, Enesco) Kim has now expanded her repertoire to chamber and symphonic orchestral performances. A passion for Bach and a champion of contemporary music she enjoys ongoing engagements in Asia and forthcoming appearances in Europe. Kim brings her years of performing these works and presenting programs together in a unique blend of passion, vitality and emotional dexterity.